Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 10/23/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's another great Spring Training photograph, dated March 9, 1936 (eBay auction link). Per the description on the reverse:
Stanley (Frenchie) Bordagaray, outfielder, slides into home plate, covered by catcher Walter Millies, during a spring training game of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Clearwater, Fla.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

2019 Topps Total - Wave 8- All the Dodger Cards

Wave 8 from the 2019 Topps Total Baseball card brand has now been released to collectors, and it includes three more Dodgers to collect. They are Corey Seager, Edwin Rios and Chris Taylor. Go here for a complete checklist. Check them out below.

Base - Wave 8

#756 Corey Seager

#757 Edwin Rios               #777 Chris Taylor

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2019 Topps Gold Label - All the Dodger Cards

Last week saw the released of Topps 2019 Gold Label brand, and I've not got pics of most of the Dodger cards to share. Check them out below. Go here for a complete checklist.

This set consist of a base set with 100 ballplayers, and each one has three different versions available -- called "Class 1", "Class 2" & "Class 3". The "Class 3" versions are scarcer than the "Class 1" versions.

There are six Dodgers available in the base set -- Kershaw, Bellinger, Buehler, Koufax, Jackie Robinson and Seager. There also are a handful of inserts available, but unfortunately I've only seen the Max Muncy autographed card.


#34 Clayton Kershaw

Blog Kiosk: 10/22/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's a fantastic UPI press photo featuring the Dodgers' three co-MVP's from the 1981 World Series -- Pedro Guerrero, Steve Yeager and Ron Cey (eBay auction link). Dated October 28, 1981 and taken by Pat Benic/UPI.

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  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1965 the Dodgers released Wally Moon -- whose famed "Moon Shots" over the short left field wire fence at the Coliseum helped propel Los Angeles towards a championship in 1959. In 1984 the Dodgers signed free agent reliever Brian Holton. He would eventually be an important cog to the Dodgers 1988 World Championship team -- going 7-3 on the season with an 1.70 ERA, a 2.72 FIP, 2.1 WAR, 49 strikeouts, 26 walks, one save in 45 appearances. In 2013 the Dodgers signed Cuban ballplayer Alex Guerrero.
  • Happy BirthdayKid CarseyOscar JonesMike McCormackJohnny MorrisonSam Bohne & Jumbo Elliott!

Monday, October 21, 2019

2019 Topps Update Series - All the Dodger Insert Cards

Now that you've seen the Dodgers' base cards found in Topps flagship Update brand, check out many of the various Dodger insert cards that are available below. First, I thought I would begin with the two Dodger players that can be found in the 'Silver Pack 1984 Chrome Promo' packs -- Walker Buehler and catcher Will Smith. As you know, you can receive a free promo pack from participating retailers (hobby shops) for every box of cards purchased. Go here for a checklist.

As for the rest of the cards, there is plenty to chase after. Five Dodgers are available in the various All-Star themed sets, and there's a fantastic autographed Adrian Beltre I would be willing to fight you for.

Silver Pack 1984 Chrome Promo Cards

#T84U-20 Walker Buehler      #T84U-39 Will Smith

Blog Kiosk: 10/21/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Featured above is a 1941 press photo showing Dodgers skipper Leo Durocher and first baseman Dolph Camilli arguing with the home plate umpire. To the far left is a dejected Pee wee Reese. Apparently, Pee Wee was called out on a third strike, that nobody in the Dodgers dugout liked. Unfortunately, we don't know the exact date of this photo or even who the opponent is, but we do know this is Ebbets Field (eBay auction link).

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  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1968 the Dodgers sold infielder Bob Bailey to the newest expansion ballclub Montreal Expos. Bailey was attained via a trade with the Pirates for speedster Maury Wills in 1966, and proceeded to stink it up in LA for two season. He slashed .227/.309/.325/.633. Nevertheless, he recorded the Expos very first hit in its franchise's history -- also driving in the clubs first two runs. Bailey also became a mainstay in Montreal, playing seven season in Canada and slashing an impressive .264/.368/.437/.805.
  • Happy Birthday, Bill RussellFranklin StubbsBryan CoreyToby HallCasey FeinZach Greinke!